Designing happy teams: use Design Thinking to enhance happiness at work, raise productivity and creativity

We all know that innovative organizations are more successful. But how does Happiness at Work fit in the equation? Definitely, there is a link between happy, creative, innovative and successful organizations. In this interactive workshop, you will experience how Design Thinking and Happiness at Work go together and how that leads to success in so many organizations. We will provide practical tips on how to develop new habits to empower your creativity, empathy and thus happiness at work.

On the basis of the theory of happiness and design thinking participants will experience step by step how they can work on more creativity and innovative thinking in their organization. The workshop will be very interactive with small exercises and mind setters.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Outline:

  • Why is being happy at work is so important?
  • What makes us happy at work (new survey results)?
  • How does happiness relate to creativity and innovation?
  • How can you design a Happy Team?
  • Using Design Thinking works: solve the case in small groups
  • How to make it practical in your situation?

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcome

After this session participants

  • know why happiness at work is important for team and business success
  • know how to design happiness in their team
  • have experienced how to apply the five steps of design thinking (with a case)
  • have applied these new tools to their situation, know how to use these tools in their work

Target Audience

Everybody who wants to know more about happiness and design thinking and how to put that into practice.

Prerequisites for Attendees

no special prerequisite, except for an interest in the topic

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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